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ready to layoff an age of the work force. when meg whitman took over in september she promised to keep making personal computers and reinvigorate that decision. in march she announced computer and printer divisions would be combined and analysts began predicting layoff autos whitman knows hewlett-packard is selling yesterday's goods. >> analysts say layoffs are significant and will save $1 billion. >> i also think it's more significant that she invifts some of the money into new business autos where? >> i would say services. they pulled out to try to figure out what the next big thing is and maybe branch into a web based strat ji hewlett-packard isn't doing much online beyond selling ink saying that is another business drying up. on street when asked which
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computers are popular... >> apple. and mac. dell. >> apple. >> hp's name doesn't come out on top. sales have been slumping. and figuring out why doesn't do much for the people who are going to be out of a job. bloomberg says 10,000 to 15,000 positions will be cut from enterprise services group selling a range of services. those coming out of the company head quarter dz not want to talk about the reports. employees that were walking by were sympathetic. >> bad and sad. what can you say? it's just getting worse. >> i can tell you what the company is saying. that is nothing. a spokesman said reports are speculation. and hp won't comment. a moment ago i said an age of the company's work force. it's 8% of the work force and there is estimated 25,000 to
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30,000 employees. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> to the opposite end of the spectrum wh. facebook goes on the market it will be the third largest company and and facebook stocks will open tomorrow morning at $38 a share. there is a walk through what is going happen tomorrow. >> the number one thing we know is going to happen is that mark zuckerberg is going to be ringing the opening bell on the nasdaq from here at 6:30 in the morning then, we'll know whether or not investor like the price. sit too high? >> i'm excited and i'm mostly excited because very friends who work for facebook. they're excited. i'm on their coat tail autos it has to be a heavy time for management, employees and 900 million users.
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investors lining up to invest $38 a share, jason green says emotions may be overriding traditional investment judgment. >> it's something that a company that, and a product, that i love. i may be willing to pay a price that is not rational because i want to be part of the phenomenon. >> when trading kickoffs ipo will pump 18.4 billion into facebook pockets it could be a big caravan. and this is getting wired to accounts, i would assume. >> heavy demand to snap up shares is going to test nasdaq electronic trading system. some projecting volume could hit 2 billion share autos there is going to be problems. >> this is pouring water down
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a train. >> there will be training for other companies. google volume was 250 million shares. and there is linkedn, 30 million what. they're hoping to see is a balance from $38 ipo share price. and there is value tied to the financial performance and the leadership of its ceo. along the way, silicon valley will be seeing a new batch of millionaires. >> do you think the valley needs more millionaires? >> it gives everybody else hope. >> we know there is excitement for the ipo. and what we don't know is whether the shares will go up and how much on the first day of trading. we'll be staying tuned. abc 7 news. >> should be quite a day. thank you. >> the ipo stands to make billionaires out of some of
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the earliest investors including the co-founder who renounced his american citizenship and said he would pay all u.s. tax ez might owe. then there is shawn parker now, he stands to make $4 million. and bono from u 2 co-founder of a private equity firm will turn a $90 kblinl investment to a $1.5 billion pay day making him the world's richest rock star. stay with us for coverage of the ipo. we'll be on the air live tomorrow morning at 6:30. >> moving on to another news. there is six sisters from antioch suing the city, county and their church accusing them of failing to respond to years of sex abuse by their own parents and we're live with
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the story. >> no comment today from this church. and contra costa county officials are not talking either about the lawsuit accusing them of failing to protect a family of little girls. >> this is the family when they were young. four biological siblings and two cousins raised as sister autos the story is unimaginable but the scariest part of it is true. >> the sisters are now adults and looking back on what they say were 20 years from the time they're toddlers of sex abuse by their parents. the oldest daughter, amber who is 32 told us those they turned to for help ignored them. >> six little girls were completely left. and i can't stand skbi let it happen again. >> she and her sisters are now suing the city of antioch and
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three police officers. contra costa county child protective services and their church, and two pastors. >> they didn't do their job what they're mandated to do and trained to do. i mean they're supposed to protect them. >> saying in 1995 one girl told her pastor about the abuse. the lawsuit claims he tipped off her father before alerting child protective services days later it made it hard to trust anyone. especially coming from a church. >> according to the suit once child protective services and police got involved neither talked to the girls alone away from their parents. her father received probation. >> the police officers that are, you grow up and think they're these wonderful people that are supposed to be like super heroes and they weren't. >> bruce and his wife, were arrested and sentenced to prison last year after the
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girls gathered courage and went back to police. they were motivated after amber learned with the help of the church, her parents were trying to adopt a family from mexico. the sisters say they filed the lawsuit because they want reforms so no one else suffers like they did. >> this isn't about money. it's about changing things. >> the city attorney for antioch issued a statement this afternoon saying quote, like everyone, we wish this outcome had occurred sooner. when confessing to a single incident the mother's investment in aiding and abetting ongoing abuse against the girls was not known. zion dutro is serving 300 years in prison and his wife, the girls' mother, 15 years. >> thank you. the governor's latest budget includes painful cuts across the state.
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california court system stands to lose half a billion dollars. cuts will have far-ranging impacts on people across california. there is nannette miranda reports. >> got a traffic ticket you want to fight or a court matter? and maybe you sued a business. you may not get the day in court for months. that is what courts are facing if cuts are approved. there is an emergency meeting to reveal what a half billion dollar cut would mean there are courtrooms on the table. many construction projects would have to be on hold. since cases would get priority, judges say matters could wo take a back seat. >> those people are going twob out justice hoped for when they've been wronged or injured. >> some judges went as far as saying the system is moving towards a rationing of justice. >> here is how much money i v
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here is the work load i have. now, with those aspects of the criminal courts we have to get work done and everything sells going to have to be rationed. >> the proposed $500 million cut is on top of the $650 million the courts had to implement over last four years, and critics say it's the result of misplaced judgement and hundreds of millions were squander ntd court computer system that is now too expensive to finish. the brown administration says it's time for the courts to spend rainy day funds. >> trial courts have substantial reserves they think are available to help us achieve savings while also being able to protect those operations. >> and michael is trying to get custody of his daughter autos if i won't be able to see my kids for that long, it's just devastating me. i
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won't know what to do. >> coming up a new investigation. the money getting wasted every year by frequent fly qlorz tie up the emergency response system. >> a celebration in oakland. a youth leadership group taking its message around the world. >> what you can expect from the ring of fire eclipse that will be visible this weekend. >> a man spent his career chasing butterflies and now, is forming an opinion on climate change.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. people costing governments
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millions of dollars in services they don't need. >> no county is immune but the cost could be deadly. abc 7 news is here with a preview of the latest investigation. >> when you call for an ambulance, you want it to be there right away. but in counties around the bay paramedics are spending too much time on repeat customers who slow down the system. over and over and over again. crews around the bay area are picking up the same people. >> you've been a guest of ours before. >> and you get to know them. >> my name is john. hi. i've met you before. >> they're unofficial called frequent flyer because they make more ambulance rides and it's not usually for an emergency. >> thank you. last year i had 37 ambulances
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by september 1. >> we're here, we picked you up and trying to help you. get you to the hospital. then, within the same shift, you see a person. >> with resources tied up, the system slows down. and the response times could be daedzly. >> every time you take a ambulance or a fire truck out of the mix you increase the potential for a critical emergency having a delayed response. it could be someone's life. >> tonight at 11:00 we ride along with paramedics and see frequent flyers in action. we'll tell what you is being done to stop them. >> dozens of times a year? >> up to 100 in a year. >> wow. >> all right. >> thank you very much. >> well, a huge birthday party under way there is a celebration providing positive options.
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laura? >> hi, carolyn. the party is underway here, youth uprising is an organization that has been promoting change for young people seven years now. this celebration again, as he said is just getting underway. since 2005 it has served 5500 young people in a variety of circumstances in and out of cool. -- school and justice system. those he needing training or help finding a job. youth uprising began with private and public funding including -- including measure yz for programs that promote good decision making and positive outcomes for youth. youth uprising has big plans for the future despite challenges of finding funding in the down economy. >> other challenge is the other impacts young people are feeling. there is a tight labor market. struggle in the school district. the very difficult dynamic
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between the police and the young people in the neighborhood. it's not something to just be involved in your life or in business or anything but it was something that was a life change. >> now, much of what youth uprising does focuses on developing positive aspects of the youth culture including a dance phenomenon known as turfing. on you turks one big emfa says sis going forward community development working with private partners and bay area employers to make sure local young people can find those jobs they need in the future. >> thank you. the weather did not make for ideal beach weather. hundreds of school children hit the hand. this is not the typical field trip. instead of towels and flip flops the kids carried bags to pick up trash. and students learned about the
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impact of garbage on wildlife and then, they went looking for litter. kids from oakland, marin county and san francisco took part in the clean up. great lesson for them. >> great job out there. it was cool. especially at the beach. >> and windy tonight. >> today just been waiting for garbage to blow away. the winds are so strong and they still are. there are strong gusts from coast to inland. there is a live view from mount tam camera. you can see parts of the trees blowing in the breeze but may see a little shakiness in cameras there. this is gusty up in that elevation. and down into the surface it is, as well, throughout the day we've seen winds brisk and most clouds that were at the coastline earlier remained along the coast. south of the golden gate. there is windy inland. there are gusts now at 46 miles per hour at sfo.
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and 35 miles per hour gust at oakland. there is 24 in livermore, 29 half moon bay. and there is windy now and winds will be diminishing. and temperatures are on the cool side. 50s around the bay. there is highlights, winds decreasing and we'll see milder days. satellite shows the trough is bringing cool air into the area. and there is the weekend approaching we'll see milder weather, and sunny skies. nice low was clouds developing south of the golden gate. cooler in north bay valleys. there is lots of upper 40s inland locations and lows around 50 degrees.
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into tomorrow, cloudy skies, low clouds into early morning hours. and bringing back coastline. there is a spotty clouds. breezy again tomorrow. and not quite so windy as today. there is 60s around the bay. and 70s up to about 80 into mildest locations. there is south bay, sunny skies torjs highs will be into low to mid-70s. 73 in santa clara. there is peninsula, 66 degrees will be the high in san mateo. mid to upper 50s on the coast. there is 58 degrees into sunset district tomorrow, 62 degrees downtown san francisco. north bay highs mid to upper 70s. there is 76 in napa. there is 70 in fremont.
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78 concord. here is the accu-weather forecast. we'll see highs into low 80s inland. so this will warm up a bit. mid-70s around the bay. cool down monday, temperatures bouncing back late, mid to late week next week. >> thank you. >> just ahead tonight there is a warning from police. a warning from police. ->( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected.
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caltrans employees asking riders if they can spare a dime to save a live, collecting spare change as part of a suicide prevention campaign. it's long been a problem for caltrans. there are 11 deaths on the tracks were ruled sue sides. >> there is a warning from police, thieves want your gold. officers armed with flyers and a warning for shoppers. gold theft is on the rise and criminals targeting people wearing anything made of gold. especially chains. >> we're seeing victims are hispanic from females to males. some small children have been victims. this is an increase we're seeing and we want everyone to
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be safe. >> place plis say they're increasing pot patrols and recommend deep keeping your jewelry at home. >> a petaluma boy injured in a little league game is doing better tonight. the st-year-old hit in the head by a line drive last week. after a surgery to repair his face, dwrorktz say he's fog to be okay. it's raised a question of safety in baseball. and his father says it's part of the sport. >> no matter changing bats or mike the field bigger or make the children wear safety equipment children are still going get hurt. >> those at the game say it was a one in a million spot. he's expected to recover. >> that is good news. >> when we come back here
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tonight tony blair and a demonstration of war critics in an appearance today in stanford. >> and death of donna summer, she's popular here in the bay area. >> this is a once in a lifetime experience. >> a local rugby team that has risen to the national stage.
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good evening again. tony blair is speaking at stanford tonight. haze peer yens drawing protests from those who say blair should ab rested. we're live with the former pm. >> right now the former prime minister is inside speaking
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and he is speaking about how he plans to help the people of africa. before speeches started there were protestors out here. they had signs you can see we shot this video before anyone started to go in. they say he is a war criminal because he helped create lie that's helped us going into iraq. they're upset with his involvement in africa. during his speech he said it's not about taking control of the people of africa. >> the topic of the discussion is quite white man's imperial approach to africa. tony blair is involved with land grabs in africa which are where companies buy out and steal pretty much land from local farmers. >> they shouldn't replicate or try to replicate our system. actually they should leap frog
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many constraints and limitations which the legacy of our systems have created. >> and right now he's finishing up and there are 15 minutes and there is a question and answer session. he said he never heard of until now. and i expect people will be filing out shortly. abc 7 news. >> there is more new developments in the death of a florida teenager trayvon martin. documents show one neighborhood felt george zimmerman did not have to shoot martin or confront him and wrote zimmerman could have just waited for police after ef called a to report his concerns. the dums include a photograph of the gun that killed martin and autopsy findings that show he had marijuana in his system the night of the shooting.
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zimmerman is waiting trial and claims it was self-defense under florida's stand your ground law. >> the u.s. postal service says it's moving ahead to close nearly half of the mail processing sentors. that may include two in the bay area, they've found a way to keep 37 hurn rural post off offices open. the closures will be this summer and will save $2 billion a year. centers in burlingame and petaluma on a list of possible closures and the post master said he's going to stick to that list. >> tonight's money matters a sign of improvement from local real estate. that is a 13% increase and the best april since 2006. prices up for the first time in 19 months. pinterest today said it's raised $100 million in
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investments putting it on track to go public, gone from a million users to 20 million in less than a year, another down day for stocks, though. the dow dropped another 155 points. nasdaq lost 60. apple stocks fell 15 points today. this is the world remembering a musical icon tonight. donna summer died of cancer at the age of 63. abc 7 news is here with a look back you called her queen of disco. the president when mentioning she had died also use that had term. and it's a title she never liked. maybe it's because she wanted to be known for more. but she will forever be the sim bofl an era of glitz, glitter, music and sex.
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this sib naled the beginning of a new era in music. >> and and her talents were dance floor. she had a series of number one hits. and. >> i think what donna brought to the world with her music was happiness to people. >> and they remembered her on the walk of fame. and dance clubs still play her music. >> you may not have listened to her in 80s but today's generation of club kids know her. >> it's nightly on the format. our djs are versed in bringing that music in. >> there is a show tonight. disco may have gone out of fashion. she did broadway shows and pop rock. she did stuff like bad girls and "hot stuff".
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she can do sweeping ballads like "mcarthur park". she grew up singing in church at age 8 had a revelation. >> i heard the voice of god say to me you're going to be famous this, is power, you're never to misuse this power. >> in 1981 she felt success had changed her too much. >> what i have tried to do is combine the person i am with the person they want me to be and become a person they will accept. >> that, we did. as we say goodbye. >> donna summer won five grammy awards and she had 19 hits but she's not in the hall of fame. she died of lung cancer perhaps caused by inhaling toxic part cells in new york on september 11th. >> interesting. >> and she leaves behind work that is incredible. >> thank you.
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>> up next, we'll tell you what a solar eclipse is. >> and how to view it safely this weekend. stay with us.
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something unusual will take place in the sky this weekend. you don't have to look up to see it. >> more on the partial solar eclipse this sunday. >> it's a wonder of nature marveled at around the world. >> we're going see a partial
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solar eclipse. the sun is going to block out 84% of the sun. >> the physicist explained here in the bay area the eclipse will look like this. >> image of the sun will be a bright letter c. >> staring at the sun is dangerous so he's got his eclipse glasses ready. >> they're mylar and coated with aluminium, designed to save your eyes you don't have to take a look at the sky this weekend, you can see it just by looking at the ground. >> go under a tree. every pin hole in that tree is going to make a heter c on the ground. it will be an amazing site. >> i have cut a mask which is going to make a pattern looking like the sun is going to look. you can see that letter c
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shining. >> there is no c. i cut it into a triangle so you can see it wasn't cheating. >> so you'll be able to see the eclipse from all of them. >> and the sun is not rotating in the sky. >> the light dances you might see shakes you haven't seen before. >> yes, exactly. >> coming up a man built a career out of chasing butterfly autos helping him reach a conclusion
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late word from central valley. the driver who became a hero in the chouchilla school bus kidnapping was died.
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he was driving a bus when it was hijacked by three men in a ransom plot. they forced the bus into a quarry. now, ray and the children were able to stack mattresses and climb out at the top of the van. the 91-year-old died today from om plixs of cirrhosis of the liver. >> weather forecasters say unusual conditions this year are likely toin through summer. there are spring like conditions in winter and winter like in spring and last 12 months have been the hottest on record. tonight what a prop plus it has been for one researcher. >> the solitary figure making his way up this road is part interloper ask all observer. >> there is black birds that are ticked off at us for being here. >> do you hear them? do you see them? almost impossible for the doctor to miss them.
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>> there are a man whose expert ease has to do with smaller critters. >> behind you. really spectacular butterfly here. here. there it. >> he has stud yeahed butterflies most of his life. maybe it passed him along trails and he spent 40 years making same walks every two weeks counting butterflies. >> i am looking for affects of weather and climate. >> don't ask him to estimate how many miles he's covered. >> a hundred thousand? >> i don't know. >> if you're a toyota? >> if i were a to itoa? i'd be ready for trade in. okay? there is a dr. shapiro is part of the department's frame wok. an office as funky as his beard.
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records as meticulous as those of charles darwin. >> is it the end of the world? >> no. as it was as we were kids but not the end of the world. >> that is the last time we talk -- walked with him two years ago. then, he acknowledged the affects of climate change on nature but held back from commenting on man kind's role on it now there is more data. >> my opinion is that probably there is a human component to this. >> and this has been interesting following a drought like winter. >> i am one of the folks and there are a lot of us who think that the predicability of the weather is going down. in tandem with so called global warming and freebs frequency of extreme events is going up nature and survival are all about timing.
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they relie upon one another but take different cues. some temperatures, others on the length of the day. >> if out of siverngs then flowers may bloom when there are no pollenateors to pollenate them. >> so what happens as a result? >> reproductive failure. >> then? >> phone shall extinction. >> so his keen interest in these creatures and the drive that keeps a 68-year-old pro growers on the trails. >> hee is another species! >> from the sacramento river wetlands awc -- abc 7 news. >> spencer christian is here. >> there is a time lapse view from our camera looking westward today, you can see the sky is mainly blue. there are low clouds as well as thin, high clouds, tomorrow,
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mainly sunny skies and mild to warm into central valleys. and 94 palm springs. l.a. is 71 degrees, high temperatures into 60s tomorrow, 60s around the bay. 0s to about 80 inland. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is highs coming our way over the weekend and low 80s. that is mild. cooling down sharply monday. temperatures bouncing back next week to mid-80s inland. >> changes, too. >> thank you. >> up next oakland raider probably won't be playing much this year. >> no. he'll northbound jail because of what he's about to unfold in
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join me tonight at 9:00 coming up a teenager almost finished with a sandwich finds a finger inside. the fast food eatry is now apologizing. >> then at 11:00 new research that shows thousands of people could be safed from heart attacks and strokes if they
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did just one thing. all coming up later this evening. >> and there is some news off the field. >> there is larry beil. >> the judge disagreed. and the raiders linebacker spent six months in jail today in alabama. the photos taken for third degree assault and menacing and unlawful discharge of a firearm, charges stem from an altercation november 30th and cell phone video is he in a black hat and black, gray jacket. his friend beat up a victim after which maclaine threatened to shoot when the man begged for his life, police say he fire aid gun next to the victim's head. he will april yeefl ask wants a jury trial. it's unclear whether he can serve after the upcoming season. the giants and a's both made presentations to baseball's owners committee today concerning a's desire to move
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to san jose. the commissioner said the remains no timetable for a decision. way to go. bud a's and giants at at and t tomorrow night. today brandon crawford second inning two-run single to left. there is adam wayne wright. to the third matt cane best stuff. middle of the plate hangar for matt holiday. go on, goodbye. 8th of the year. 4-4 in the sixth. there is aubrey hough, throws it away. there is one of three errors and adds to the lead in the 7th with his second double of the game. buster posey scores. geents split the set with a 7-5 win. how about a athere is a human in there somewhere. there is in the 6th the sqooz
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is on. there is a catch. the ump says he trapped it. terrible call. runs scores. a's get a solo homer to tie it into the 7th. and game-winning base hit. there is peter sagan dominating in the tour of california. and in stage five, he's back in 51 place. captain america. and there is a cute kid with a 34-second lead there. and there is rugby. as mike human sports it continues to grow at club level. >> the club is one of the best kept secrets if the north bay
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around 30 years and there is a program teaching the kids from 8-18 years of age. >> you've got to have the right athlete to play. it's a great thing about the game is that there is a position for every sized kid most participate in other sports and didn't grow up playing rugby. >> i like to contact football. i and also like soccer. soy combined both of them. and i love it. >> rugby is multi faceted unlike most sports. there is a specialized talent. >> one of the best things is anyone can run with the ball. i think a lot of guys like it. compared to football. >> highlanders are a club sport funded by parents. there are 200 kids in the program. like all contact sports concussions are an issue. >> there is a lot of guy was screenings. but the big thing with this is
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that the way we teach players to tackle. >> highlanders qualify forward high school club national championships in ut thut weekend for the first time since 198 to. >> -- 1982. >> this is a once in a lifetime experience. i think we have a chance to do damage with the team. >> the best kept secret about to go nationwide. abc 7 sports. >> wow. >> you notice players look like they have shoulder pats. ride? >> and that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> for larry beil and spencer christian and the entire news team, thanks for joining us. team, thanks for joining us. >> see you again at
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